PM to perform ground breaking of Sialkot Lahore Motorway on Monday

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ISLAMABAD, Aug 17 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will perform the ground breaking of Lahore Sialkot Motorway on Monday (August 22).

The 89 Kilometre long Motorway project will be completed in 24 months at a cost of Rs 43.847 billion.

The Motorway will pass through agricultural lands and
connect several centres of economic activity.

The Motorway would attract a considerable proportion of
localized traffic, providing quick connectivity.

The Motorway is being constructed on the long standing
demand of the people of this area in general and the
industrialists and traders in particular.

The Lahore Sialkot Motorway would be constructed on a
Public Private Partnership basis and would be of international
standard.

The Motorway starts at the Lahore By pass interchange on
N 5 which connects it to M 2 near Kala Shah Kaku and ends
about 15 kms West of Sialkot. It is designed to serve major
population and economic locations.

The Motorway will have six Interchanges and two Service
Areas. Frontier Works Organization is the sponsor of the
project while National Highway Authority will be the
Implementing Authority.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has made development of an
integrated road network, one of its top most priorities.

The game changing projects like China Pakistan
Economic Corridor (CPEC) and Peshawar Karachi Motorway
are strategically important in building the 21st Century
infrastructure for Pakistan.

NHA is playing a pivotal role in building the transport
infrastructure, this country needs, with the ultimate objective
of stimulating economic activity, accelerating regional trade
and making Pakistan the regional economic hub in Asia.